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Thank you for registering for EDC Capitol Hill Advocacy Day! 

At our Message Training session the morning of Advocacy Day, you will be provided with all the tools and materials you'll need for the rest of the day. We will go over the EDC's policy focus in great detail, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and practice advocating so that you are prepared for your meetings with Congressional staff.

You will be well-prepared to advocate - both via Message Training as well as by your Advocacy Day Team Leader - but we encourage you to review the following resources ahead of time. 

If this is your first time attending an EDC advocacy day, please watch the video below, which will give you a basic overview of what to expect when we come together on Capitol Hill.

Additional resources for all advocates can be found below!

 

 

- Advocate Information Packet

Included in the information packet is our schedule of events, directions to registration and training, map of Capitol Hill. 

 

What to Expect in Your Meetings

An illustration of your role as an advocate and how to have a successful meeting with Congressional staff. At the U.S. Capitol, we will meet in teams to brief elected officials and their staff on our legislative goals. Teams will arrive for each appointment, deliver a packet of materials, and talk about how Congress can help. No one will advocate alone.

Eating Disorders in the 21st Century Cures Act

On Advocacy Day we will ask our Members of Congress to sign-on to a letter to Secretary Price to start the rulemaking process and implement eating disorders provisions that are included in the 21st Century Cures Act. 

Eating Disorders & The Military

On Advocacy Day we will also ask or Senators and Representatives to support increased funding for eating disorders research in the military.

- Post on Social Media!

Remember to tweet and tag your Senators & Representatives on Advocacy Day! 

 

Schedule of Events:

Registration

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
McDermott Will & Emery, LLP - Capitol Conference Room
500 North Capitol St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

A light breakfast will be available at Registration.
You are also welcome to leave luggage at McDermott Will & Emery for the day while you attend meetings. Please note that all bags must be picked up by 5:00pm at the end of the day. The office will lock at 5pm.

Message Training - Required
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
McDermott Will & Emery, LLP - Capitol Conference Room
500 North Capitol St. NW
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Washington, D.C. 20001

Message training and practice with your state team is required for everyone joining us at Advocacy Day. We will review our goals and talking points for the day.
 

Meetings with Congressional Staff
10:00AM - 3:00PM 
U.S. Capitol Complex
At the U.S. Capitol, we will meet in teams to brief elected officials and their staff on our important legislative goals. No one will attend meetings alone. Advocacy Day teams will arrive for each appointment, deliver a packet of materials, and talk about how Congress can help.

EDC advocates will eat lunch with their teams. Advocates are responsible for lunch.

Senators' Address to Advocates & Wrap-Up Discussion
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Dirksen Senate Office Building, G-50

Advocates will attend an address by Eating Disorders Senate Champions. Following the address, please join us for a discussion of the day's events and experiences led by EDC President Dr. Bryn Austin. 


Group Photos in Front of the Capitol
4:30 PM
Outside the U.S. Capitol Building